Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Degree Discipline



The purpose of this study is twofold: to analyze the national debt and to discuss the various methods and techniques of debt management used by the government during the period covered by this study.

This study covers the years between 1790 and 1955. Whereas, there are many details concerning the national debt during these years, the writer has limited himself to emphasizing the major effects of wars and deficit spending on the national debt. He has also given some attention to government spending in general. In regard to the reduction of the national debt, the writer has confined his analysis to the more general methods of debt reduction used by the government.

The historical method was used in securing information for the preparation of this thesis, that is, collecting and reading material and documents dealing with the historical background of the subject matter of this thesis.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J. L. Brown


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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